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2021 Graduate Program - Sydney

Sydney
Top Tier Law Graduate program starting in September 2021!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
5-6
Start Date
13 Sep 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
5 Aug 2021
Applications Close
16 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Law

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

See details

Working rights

Australia

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights

New Zealand

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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We have new opportunities to join our Sydney graduate program commencing in September 2021.

Our graduate program gives you the chance to start shaping your future and hone your skills in a range of practice areas, providing you with broad-based training and ensuring that you are ready to become a qualified solicitor.

You'll rotate through three distinct practice areas for six months each and will be assigned a partner and buddy for support.

You'll get the opportunity to submit practice area preferences before every rotation, enabling you to tailor your graduate program to your specific interests. You can also discuss your preferences with our dedicated Graduate Recruitment team. If you are interested in broadening your skills further, you can also apply to complete an international rotation or a rotation through our Digital Law Group or our Legal Operations team.

We recruit people with the desire and ability to be exceptional, commercial lawyers. This means that we look for more than just a great academic record and strong technical aptitude. We seek people who are curious, empathetic and understand the importance of building relationships with clients and colleagues. We also look for an international mind-set and a desire to work within our global network, not just one office.

To be eligible to apply, candidates need to:

  • Have recently completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in law or Juris Doctorate.
  • Have working rights for Australia (eg a valid Graduate visa)
  • Be able to commence full time employment in September 2021

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
L
Law

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
Australia
New Zealand

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills


Related Courses


Professional Certificate

Entry Requirements

You can start your Practical Legal Training if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree – with no more than two electives remaining. 

To start your Practical Legal Training before completing your law degree, you will need to seek approval from the admitting authority in your state.

Duration
15 weeks full-time